This special issue of Canadian Diversity examines critical issues related to skills and employment pathways for newcomers and
racialized Canadians, particularly those most affected by COVID-19.
This special edition of Canadian Diversity is published in partnership with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson
University’s Ted Rogers School of Management as a research lead for the Future Skills Centre. The Future Skills
Centre – Centre des Compétences futures is funded by the Government of Canada’s Future Skills Program. The
opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the
Government of Canada.
The articles in this special issue of Canadian Diversity were authored by the Diversity Institute and partners with
the support of the Future Skills Centre, drawing on presentations from the special Future Skills Program hosted
at the 23rd Metropolis Canada Conference, Migrants, Migration and Mobility: COVID-19 Response and Recover,
held in March 2021.